Everyone should do what they want to do.
Nothing to think about...it's not illegal..
That she should kick ass and don't get herself killed
There are some great opportunities in the military for women. I know a lot of them and have had a number of them under my command.
I have no problem with it until they get pregnant.
That is a complex issue... I have feelings about it, too... Do you think women should tell them when they are thinking of getting pregnant?
I just don't know the answer to that question.
If she can pass the same physical requirements as a man, there's no reason she shouldn't serve.
There is a huge difference between the female physical requirements and the male physical requirements. The female requirements are a lot lower.
And, that is why I don't believe women should be in combat. There are many other ways women can serve in the military.
To give an example in the difference in standards for a 21 year old, to "pass" the Physical training requirements, a man must do 42 pushups in 2 min. A woman has to do 19. A man and woman both have to do 53 sit-ups. The 2 mile run time for a man is 15:54. For a woman, it is 18:54. Body fat limit is 22% for a man and 32% for a woman.
If that's what she wants, the best of luck for her.
If they want to go into the military, train them and put them in the military.
The average male recruit with six weeks conditioning can lift another average recruit and carry him a few hundred feet. The average female NEVER achieves that level of strength.
Ammunition is quite heavy, and a male soldier might spend all day every day lifting ammunition onto trucks or into guns. A female is simply unable to function and just gets in the way.
Bottom line: Women in the military is not "equality", it is theater. And you don't usually win wars by play acting.
Thanks for your baseless sexist rhetoric, and by thanks, I mean I never asked you and don't give me any of it. I'd be stunned if you could legitimately cite sources to back up anything you said.
Bottom Line: If they want to go into the military, train them and put them in the military.
Sources? Look around. Any casual observation will tell you that a man averages TWICE the upper body strength of a woman. These things are not baseless. They are obvious facts.
Bottom line: stop rebelling against reality.
Look around? If look around I'll see several people who aren't fit for any formed of armed forces regardless of gender. But since we're just looking around, watch ONE episode of American Ninja Warrior or maybe watch the Olympics. You genuinely think there's no way for any woman to be strong enough to go into the army? Do you know what serious physical training can do? Do you actually believe that army equipment is so unwieldy and heavy that it can't be effectively loaded onto a truck with just a few strong people and an effective system? Also, you can gauge upper body strength just by looking at someone? You can tell what they bench? bone density? stamina? Think about it seriously, not in any generalizations and stereotypes.
If they want to go into the military, train them and put them in the military
Well, I'm trying to learn good manners, so I just can't continue this conversation.
She wants to do this so no problem.
If that's what she wants to do, go for it.
BAM's are very cool!
Only if she is a good fit...is she v smart? Is she tall with a tendency to be muscular? Otherwise...unless there is a burning desire...tell her to forget it.
I'd say the same for men.
Ok for some jobs, but not combat. For instance, women tend to be better snipers than men, but their inability to pee standing up is a major disruption in most situations.
My great aunt was in the Navy. One of my gal pals is in the Army. More power to your sis!
Fine by me
Trivia: I just saw a news headline the other day that Germany has approved a military uniform for pregnant women. LOL